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									                            THE ARIZONA TRIBAL COURTS
                                  Updated 1/19/2006


Ak-Chin Indian Community Court
47314 West Farrell Road
Maricopa, AZ 85239
(520) 568-1388
Fax (520) 568-2616

Ida Wilbur, Chief Judge
Jerry Derrick, Associate Judge
Neil Flores, Pro Tem

$     Tribal Appellate opinions are published by SWITCA Contact SWITCA at (505) 277-
      5462.
$     Requirements to appear in Tribal Court: Must fill out application and background check
      is conducted.
$     Tribal code is not available on-line. Obtain a copy by paying $50 to Ak-Chin Tribal
      Court.


Chemehuevi Indian Tribal Court
PO Box 1930
Havasu Lake, CA 92363
(760) 858-4219
Fax (760) 858-5400

Robert Molar, Chief Judge

$     Does not publish tribal appellate opinions
$     Requirements to appear in Tribal Court: Admission fee, opened to non-tribal members
$     Tribal code not available on-line. Tribal ordinances not in code form.


Cocopah Tribal Court
County 15th & Avenue G
Somerton, AZ 85350
(928) 627-2550
Fax (928) 627-3173

Angel R. Chavez, Chief Judge

$     Does not publish tribal appellate opinions. Has published only once in 1997 prepared by
      Four Rivers Indian Legal Services.
$     Requirements to appear in Tribal Court: Pay a license fee and know Cocopah law.
$     Tribal Code can be obtained by paying $0.25/page. Tribe will then mail copy out.


Colorado River Tribal Court
PO Box 3428
Parker, AZ 85344
(928) 669-1355
Fax (928) 669-9223

Neil Flores, Chief Judge
Jacqueline Hill, Associate Judge
Vacant, Associate Judge

Colorado River Court of Appeals
Robert Clinton, Judge
Carla Star, Judge
Ron EagleEye Johnny, Judge
Robert Moler, Judge
Eilene Luna-Fireball, Judge

$     The Court does publish tribal appellate opinions. To obtain opinions call Legal Services
      Department at 928-669-9211
$     Requirements to appear in Tribal Court: Any licensed attorney.


Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Tribal Court
PO Box 17240
Fountain Hills, AZ 85269
(480) 816-7604
Fax (480) 816-7605

Charlene Jackson, Chief Judge
Kerry Passey, Judge
Vacant, Judge

Fort McDowell Supreme Court Justices
Paul Bender, Chief Justice
Violet Lui-Frank, Justice
Rebecca Tsosie, Justice

$     Does publish tribal appellate opinions in Indian Reporter and Versus Law.
$     Requirements to appear in Tribal Court: Does not allow attorneys in civil court. Must be
      advocate for civil court.
$     Tribal code $20 fee or free if requested for library use.
Fort Mohave Tribal Court
8492 S. Highway 95
Mohave Valley, AZ 86440
(928) 346-5293
Fax (928) 346-5287

Lorintha Warwick, Chief Judge

$     Does not publish tribal appellate opinions.
$     Requirements to appear in Tribal Court: $75 admission fee. Barred attorney of any state.
$     Tribal code is not available on-line. Must request code through Court Administration and
      pay a $75 fee.

Gila River Community Court
PO Box 368
Sacaton, AZ 85247
(520) 562-9270/3529
Fax (520) 562-3525

Victor Antone, Chief Judge
Anthony Hill, Associate Judge
Annette Stewart, Associate Judge
Jay Pedro, Children’s Court Judge
Willardine Lewis, Children’s Ct Judge
Linda Pablo, Pro Tem Judge
Donna Kisto-Jones, Pro Tem Judge

$     Does not publish tribal appellate opinions.
$     Requirements to appear in Tribal Court: Tribal license, $75 fee and need petition to
      practice from court. Must pass state bar if not Indian.
$     Tribal code not available on-line. Must request from (520)562-3311.


Havasupai Tribal Court
PO Box 94
Supai, AZ 86435
(928) 448-2701
(888) 654-2076
Fax (928) 448-2551

Joe Washington, Chief Judge

$     Does publish tribal appellate opinions. Must call Sheila Mankaja at (928)448-2731 to
      obtain a copy.
$     Requirements to appear in tribal court: no felonies within a year.
$     Tribal code not available on line. $25 fee to obtain copy or free if asked by library.
Hopi Tribal Court
PO Box 156
Keams Canyon, AZ 86034
(928) 738-5171
Fax (928) 738-5561

Gary LaRance, Chief Judge
Delfred Leslie, Associate Judge
Darlene Lucario-Nuvamsa, Children’s Ct Judge

Hopi Appellate Court
Emory Sekaquaptewa
Fred Lomayesva
Diane Humetewa

$     In the process of publishing tribal appellate opinions and making tribal code available on-
      line.
$     Requirements to appear in Tribal court: Application reviewed by Chief Judge.
      Application renewed annually. $25 fee.


Hualapai Tribal Court
PO Box 275
Peach Springs, AZ 86434
(928) 769-2358/2338
Fax (928) 769-2736

Delbert Ray, Chief Judge
Tammy Walker, Associate Judge

$     Does not publish tribal appellate opinions.
$     Requirements to appear in Tribal Court: No misdemeanor or felony within a year.
      Application fee $200/year or $30/case. Does not require AZ bar exam.
$     Tribal code not available on-line. Must request a copy by writing to the Tribal Court.


Kaibab-Paiute Tribal Court
HC65 Box 328
Fredonia, AZ 86022
(928) 643-7214
Fax (928) 643-7260
Ann Richardson, Chief Judge

$     Does not publish tribal appellate opinions.
$     Requirements to appear in tribal court: Attorneys need to read tribal code. The judge
       decides if attorney can appear in court. Must be a tribal member to be an advocate.
$      Tribal code not available on-line. Request a copy from the court clerk $50 fee.


NAVAJO NATION
Navajo Nation Supreme Court
PO Drawer 520
Window Rock, AZ 86515
(928) 871-6763
Fax (928) 871-7016

Herb Yazzie, Chief Justice
Lorene Ferguson, Justice
Vacant, Justice
Randall Ramsey, Court Solicitor

$      Does publish tribal appellate opinions. Navajo Reporter. Subscribe/year $150

$      Requirements to appear in Tribal Court: Navajo Nation Bar Association. Graduate from
       accredited law school. If Native American you don’t have to be a member of the State
       Bar or have J.D. Need to take a law review course by Navajo Nation. Any Native
       American registered with any federal recognized tribe and must be over 18 years old.

$      Tribal code not available on line. Must contact Navajo Nation Office of Recording at
       (928) 871-6558. $100/set.

Chinle Judicial District
PO Box 547
Chinle, AZ 86503
(928) 674-2070
Fax (928) 674-2089

Leroy Bedonie, Judge
Louise Grant, Judge

Crownpoint Judicial District
PO Box 6
Crownpoint NM 87313
(505) 768-2072
Fax (505) 786-2086

Irene Toledo, Judge
Kayenta Judicial District
PO Box 2700
Kayenta, AZ 86033
(928) 697-5550
Fax (928) 697-5546
Geraldine Benally, Judge

Ramah Judicial District
PO Box 291
Ramah, NM 87321
(505) 775-3218
Fax (505) 775-3399

Wilson Yellowhair, Judge

Alamo Circuit Court
PO Box 163
Magdalena, NM 87825
(505) 854-2668
Fax (505) 854-2660

Wilson Yellowhair, Judge

To’hajiilee Circuit Court
PO Box 3101-A
Canoncito, NM 87026
(505) 836-1642
Fax (505) 836-6431

Wilson Yellowhair, Judge

Shiprock Judicial District
PO Box 1168
Shiprock, NM 87420
(505) 368-1270
Fax (505) 368-1288

Raymond A. Begaye, District Court Judge
Marilou B. Begay, Family Court Judge

Tuba City Judicial District
PO Box 725
Tuba City, AZ 86045
(928) 283-3140
Fax (928) 283-3158
Jennifer Benally, Judge
Carol Perry, Judge
Patricia Johnson, Judge

Window Rock Judicial District
PO Box 5520
Window Rock, AZ 86515

District Court (928) 871-6626
Family Court (928) 871-6471
Peacemaker Court (928) 871-6940
Fax (928) 871-7560

Allen Sloan, Judge
LaVerne Johnson, Judge
Thomas Holgate, Judge

(End of Navajo Nation)


Pascua Yaqui Tribal Court
7474 S. Camino de Oeste
Tucson, AZ 85746
(520) 879-6276
Fax (520) 879-6277

Cornelia Cruz, Chief Judge
Mel Stoof, Associate Judge

Pascua Yaqui Appellate Court
Robert Williams, Chief Judge
Veronica Geronimo, Judge
Rodney Derrick, Judge

$     Does not publish tribal appellate opinions.
$     Requirements to appear in tribal court: Must pass certification class taught by Chief
      Judge every three months. $25 fee.
$     Tribal code not available on-line. Money order $30 to obtain copy.


Quechan Tribal Court
PO Box 1899
Yuma, AZ 85366
(760) 572-5552
(760) 572-5566
Fax (760) 572-5560
Sheila McCord, Judge

$     Does not publish tribal appellate opinions.
$     Requirements to appear in tribal court: No requirement of state bar. Must be over 21 and
      of good moral character. $25 tribal association fee.
$     Tribal code is not available on-line. Must go in and review. Copies not for sale and
      cannot check the code out.
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Court
10005 E. Osborn Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
(480) 850-8115
Fax: (480) 850-8132

Juanita James, Chief Judge
Ramona Loring, Associate Judge
Bonnie Makil, Associate Judge
Alice Seger, Associate Judge
Vivian Rhodes, Pro Tem Judge
Darayne Achin, Judge
Vacant, Court Solicitor
Lucille Antone-Morago, Court Administrator
The Appellate Division of the Community Court consists of two (2) judges of the Community
Court appointed by the Chief Judge as needed.
$      Appellate opinions are generally not published with the exception of some past opinions
       which have appeared in the ““Indian Law Reporter””.
$      Attorneys and advocates may appear in the Community Court if approved to practice
       according to the Rules of Admission. Contact the Community Court for an application
       and further details.
$      There is a published tribal code, but it is not available on line. A current copy of the Code
       may be found at the Arizona State University College of Law Library. To obtain a copy
       at a fee, please contact the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Council
       Secretary at 480-850-8000.

San Carlos Tribal Court
PO Box 6
San Carlos, AZ 85550
(928) 475-2648
Fax (928) 475-2750

Juvenile Court
PO Box 0
San Carlos, AZ 85550
(928) 475-2466

Ed Dawson, Chief Judge
Marston Zaye, Associate Judge
Donavan Case, Juvenile Judge

$      Does not publish tribal appellate opinions.
$      Requirements to appear in tribal court: Must pass San Carlos Bar Exam.
$      There is no fee to obtain a copy of tribal code.
Tohono O’Odham Nation Justice Center
PO Box 761
Sells, AZ 85634
(520) 383-6300
Fax (520) 383-3500

Betsy Norris, Chief Judge
Violet Lui-Frank, Deputy Chief Judge
Rose Johnson Antone, Judge
Teresa Donahue, Judge
Linda Carlos, Judge
Roy Mendoza, Judge
Tracy Hobson, Court Solicitor

$     Does not publish tribal appellate opinions.
$     Tribal code not available on-line. In order to obtain a copy of tribal code you must send
      money order of $50 for the entire set.
$     Attorneys/Advocates may appear provided they have completed and submitted the
      required questionnaire to the tribal court.


Tonto Apache Tribal Court
31 Tonto Apache Reservation
Payson, AZ 85541
(928) 474-8625
Fax (928) 474-9125

Tao Etpison, Chief Judge

$     Does publish appellate opinions. To obtain a copy you must request in writing.
$     Tribal code not available on-line. To obtain a copy you must request in writing.
      $.025/page

Appellate Court
Thomas Zlaket, Chief Judge
Kevin Gover, Judge
Jesse Filkins, Judge


White Mountain Apache Tribal Court
PO Box 598
Whiteriver, AZ 85941-0598
(928) 338-4720
Fax (928) 338-1163
Durango Fall, Chief Judge
Reagan Armstrong, Judge
Johanna Hinton, Judge
Lena Tenijieth, Juvenile Judge

$      Does not publish tribal appellate opinions. In order to obtain copy must contact court
       $1/copy.
$      Requirements to appear in tribal court: If appearing law student you can appear under
       supervision of state bar attorney. If tribal member you can become advocate without any
       restrictions. Also if licensed AZ state bar
$      Tribal code is not available on-line. Contact to obtain copy.


Yavapai-Apache Tribal Court
PO Box 3500
2400 W. Datsi Street
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
(928) 567-1033
Fax (928) 567-1060

Jesse Filkins, Chief Judge
Kristina Kalka, Judge


Yavapai-Apache Court of Appeals
Cary Vincenti , Chief Justice
Jonodev Chaudhuri, Justice
Vernon Randall, Justice

$      Does not publish tribal appellate opinions. Must request in writing and state what it will
       be used for.
$      Requirements to appear in tribal court: Must fill out a form. $150 fee/year.
$      Tribal code not available on line. Request in writing.

Yavapai-Prescott Tribal Court
Yavapai County Courthouse, Room 112
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 771-3300
Fax (928) 771-3302

Arthur Markham, Tribal Magistrate

$      Does not publish tribal appellate opinions.
$      Tribal code not available on-line.
Zuni Tribal Court
505-782-7042
Fax 505-782-7219

Sharon Begaye, Judge
Neil Flores, Pro Tem

								
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